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May 16-20, 2001. The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University.

This workshop brought together researchers with various perspectives on child and adolescent sexuality. The goal is to produce a consensus document on normal sexual development.

Presentations address:

  1. methodological issues in studying child sexuality.
  2. what should be regarded as "normal unproblematic childhood sexuality".
  3. how do we best account for variablility in sexual expression among children.
  4. how do such sexual experiences affect adolescent sexuality.
  5. how does sexual contact between adults and children cause trauma and long term problems for the child.
  6. what are the factors that distinguish between good outcomes and bad for children who have sexual contact with adults.
  7. to what extent does the sexual behavior of the child relevant to sexual exploitation by adults.

Participants:

  • J. Michael Bailey, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University, Chicago.
  • Judith Becker, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona.
  • Christopher R. Browning, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Ohio State University.
  • Joseph Catania, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco.
  • John Delamater, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin.
  • Peggy Dolcini, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, and Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco.
  • Anke Ehrhardt, Ph.D., Director of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University.
  • Margaret Feerick, Ph.D., Developmental psychologist with a research background in child maltreatment and family violence.
  • David Finkelhor, Ph.D., Director of the Crimes against Children Research Center, Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory and Professor of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire.
  • Dennis Fortenberry, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Adolescent Medicine, Indiana University Medical Center.
  • William Friedrich, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychology, Mayo Medical School, and Clinical Director, Child and Family Services, Mayo Psychiatry and Psychology Treatment Center.
  • Cynthia Graham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University Medical School, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Indiana University.
  • Debby Herbenick, Research Associate at the Kinsey Institute.
  • Julia Heiman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle.
  • Janet Shibley Hyde, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin and Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies.
  • Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., Professor of History and Religious Studies, Pennsylvania State University.
  • Douglas Kirby, Ph.D., Senior research Scientist at ETR Associates in California.
  • Edward O. Laumann, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago.
  • William Marshall, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and an Associate Professor of Urology at Queen's University in Canada.
  • Heino Meyer-Bahlburg, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University.
  • Elsie M. Pinkston, Ph.D., Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.
  • Jany Rademakers, Ph.D., Clinical psychologist at NISSO in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
  • Meredith Reynolds, Ph.D., Epidemic Intelligence Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assigned to the Division of Reproductive Health.
  • Lucia F. O'Sullivan, Ph.D., Research Scientist at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, New York.
  • Kenneth J. Zucker, Ph.D., Head of the Child and Adolescent Gender Identity Clinic and Senior Psychologist, Child Psychiatry Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health-Clarke Division, Toronto, Ontario.

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